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Vista not meant for 600 x 800 gaming?

Q: Vista not meant for 600 x 800 gaming?

I bought this laptop not too long ago. It has Vista on it, of coarse, and since it included a 3D card, I have been playing a few games on it lately. Just the other day, I was playing FF8, and it requires that my screen goes to 600 by 800 mode. It works fine, but ever since I started playing games that go into that mode, sometimes when I shut them down, the computer will stay in that mode. I'll restart my computer, and after loggin, the screen will be at normal size, then the screen will flash black, then it will be at a smaller size.

I can get back to the previous screen size with no problem (usually), but having to do that almost every time I log on is somewhat annoying.

Is there a fix to this problem of the screen size resizing itself on startup?


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A:um...i meant bxxs5.dll

Hi gizmole

Your thread was first moved over to Security. Basically because that's the best place for you to get assistance with your Hijack log.

A Moderator will help you as soon as they can.
Only continue to post in this thread:

All the extra threads you are starting makes things confusing.
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Quote: Originally Posted by kf10

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Instead of DDS use FRST as described in the following instruction:
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Quote: Originally Posted by etanas

Just got a news system built and am getting a CTL.dll error whenever I turn on my HDMI display ...not sure what is doing it.... I have attached the dump file as a is greatly appreciated.

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Memory corruption caused by an unknown driver. Please run memtest and driver verifier.

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Well i read that only the vista can use the all power of the new directx, so it should be better for games, anyway Windows Vista is heavier than the XP, even if you disable the Aero. How many RAM do u have?
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A:'AnyProtect', 'Optimizer Pro'..also 'DDS not meant to run in compatibility mode'

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A:What is Meant by 'Max Usage' when configuring System Protection?

Hello wingclip and welcome to Seven Forums.

That slider lets you set aside a percentage of your total hard drive for restore points and other system info. Using just approximate figures, if you set aside 10% of your hard drive, you'd be left with about 675GB of usable hard drive space. (750GB - 75GB = 675GB.)

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

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Hi, AirCommando, and welcome to the forums.

I am moving your post to the Gaming section.
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Could you provide a link to your motherboard the only info I could get on the model number you have listed is a socket 754 board witch does not support a X2-4200

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Hello and Welcome to the Se7enforums! Spartan Erik

I have a good feeling that all those that downed Vista and raved about XP being better for gaming will be in for a big surprize. You may want to look over the article titled posted on the other thread started by another member. Windows 7 will give boost to PC hardware

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I would update drivers in this order:

Video Card

If you still have an issue then maybe its the game that needs updating?

Can you provide us a link to the game's systems requirements?
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Have you patched the game? if so, was it with the autopatcher or stand alone installation?
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The progression of software and gaming technology As times goes on technology inevitably advances Back in the s words like megabyte were considered to represent a large amount of space on a hard drive or in total system ram In the mid s we began to see megabytes in mass numbers when it came to RAM At present we Gaming What Vista: means. it on are in the midst of the first decade in the Gaming on Vista: What it means. st century Hard drives are just now begining to be meassured in terabytes and ram is being meassured in multiple gigs With the increase in horsepower and ranchspace that fuels PCs as they advance software becomes hungrier and hungrier of these resources If you try to run Windows XP on a PC built for Windows you will note that the entire system may come to a hault Likewise if you attempt to run Windows Vista and DirectX games on a machine built for Windows XP you will encounter similar results What does this mean This means that with each new installment of Windows that there is a new set of standards for system requirements to run the operating system Windows Vista is more hungry than Windows XP when it comes to your system's resources Everything you run will run slower on Vista due to the simple fact that Vista uses more of your system so do not post your frame rates and ask us quot why are they lower quot Windows XP was designed to run with a reccomended mb of ram and an optimal gb of ram for gaming If you disagree with me try running Battlefield in Titan Game Mode on a person server with maximum detail if you think windows XP doesn't want gb of ram for optimal performance When converting to windows vista it is important to note Vista uses more of your base system so your system should be proportionately stronger in order to strong the performance dip My reccomendations To even run vista reasonably you will want a minimum of two gigs of ram If you intend to game on Vista begin looking at the prices of directx videocards that is the Geforce series and the AMD ATI r series and invest in gb of ram A bit processor is going to become the industry standard within this new generation of Windows and as such Windows Vista ships with both a x and x install disc Take advantage of the bit version of Vista and invest in either an Intel Core Duo or an AMD Athlon X or FX Combine this with six gigabytes of ram and a DirectX enabled videocard and you have yourself a machine capable of gaming under vista Converting your PC that struggled with gaming under Windows XP to vista is going to get you no where Upgrade your system to play games in vista End of story What does Vista have in store for gaming that XP doesn't The Future Unfortunately for Macintosh the open source community and Sony Microsoft controls the gaming industry's standard technology of DirectX DirectX is software that works as an interface between game developers through the medium of the operating system to gain direct control of the hardware's capabilities such as that of Nvidia or AMD ATI DirectX is used and updated to match the ever so new special effects in videogames by giving them direct access to the hardware that creates these effects Suppose you stay on Windows XP and stick with DirectX c -- you will only play games and have hardware that operates the visual effects of that era the era that just ended in January of Windows Vista on the other hand operates in a DirectX environment carrying with it the technology necessary to interface with the graphics cards and video games of tomorrow -- a technology that Microsoft owns and thus has the right to deny users of Windows XP access to indirectly forcing any true desktop gamers to convert to Windows Vista or stay in the days of old school gaming You can fight and scream to defend your DirectX hardware and operating system but eventually you will have to make the switch if you intend to play the games of tomorrow

A:Gaming on Vista: What it means.

Flawless Compatability:
World of Warcraft
Company of Heroes
Supreme Commander
Rainbow Six: Vegas
Battlestations: Midway
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Quake 4
Doom 3
Unreal Tournament 2004
Half Life 1, Half Life 2, Counterstrike, and all of Steam
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A:Windows XP to Vista - Better for gaming?

This board is not for support or advice running Windows Vista, hence the name Windows 7 Forums.
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A:Vista x64 BSOD @ 3D gaming

SP1 installed

like you can see -> core 2 duo (so yeah X64 processor installed)
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A:vista in general for gaming

Originally Posted by forum112

Im thinking of buying a new desktop for gaming. The comp i was thinking of buying has a intel duo core 2.3 GH, 2 gigs of ram, and a nvidia 8600 gt 256 mg graphics card. Is this enough for vista gaming? Also, a game that i wanted to buy was medieval total war 2, is vista direct x 9.0c compatibile? would this game be compatibile with vista, or should i go with xp?

I don't know if you have already made your computer purchase but that system should be able to handle medieval 2 total war. What I would suggest if you are getting the x64 version of Windows Vista, is adding 2 mor gigs of ram. This would give you plenty of juice to run almost all games. As far as going with Vista or XP, it doesn't really matter. But if you do go with XP just get 2 gigs or ram because XP doesn't support 4 gigs.
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A:Vista And Online Gaming

First of all, try to format your posts so they can be more readable. Trying to read that post made my eyes bleed.
Personally I play WOW (with BC) on my vista machine with 0 problems. have you tried running the game in compatability mode as XPSP2?

Here is an article explaining how to do so.

In short, all you have to do is go into the shortcut properties
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A:Vista Sleeps While Gaming

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A:Help on gaming (Vista enterprise)

when you say compatability, do you mean to check if it is compatable with your computer or run the program in compatability mode with XP?????
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A:Vista Gaming Problem

Consider yourself one lucky and special guy if your PC boots up in 40 secs or so in Vista... mine takes about 2 to 3 minutes on a good day and NO, I don't have may startup apps running on the background and YES, I already did the tweaks necessary.

Anyways, my suggestion would be, Go back to XP, perhaps it works extremely good with your rig, why ruin a good thing? What can you do with Vista/Win 7 that you Can't do with XP? What is so outdated about XP? I run Vista and Win 7 because my games run faster on Win 7. I am about to take down Vista and go back to XP for many different reasons... one being the lag of the internet with Vista compare to XP.
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Also, do you know what games do/not work?


A:Vista Gaming Problems

Did you install the game correctly? (Install as administrator?)
Also it would be helpful if you posted any error messages you got from the game crash, that might help people narrow down the cause more effectively.
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I installed all kinds of drivers from the disk given with my gigabyte motherboard and the latest drivers for my Nvidia graphics card.

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A:Problem gaming with Vista

Thats strange, coz my laptop gets 4.6, and your computer is definately fit to play any game on extremely high...

All I can suggest is reformat but have the following ready.

Make a setup disc containing:
-Vista SP1 install which will be the first thing you install after the format (Or unless you have Vista SP1 as is)
-All your drivers needed from the manufactuers sites (so you dont have any old ones by mistake)
-(Take special care when getting graphics drivers) Go to nVidia first and get the official ones, then after you can go custom.

If this doesnt help i have no idea...
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A:Multiplayer gaming - Vista

Sounds like a problem with the actual game you're using.
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The main reasons I want to upgrade are obvious.. so I can utilize all of my memory, and so I can play games in DX10 mode.

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A:How is Vista 64 these days for gaming?

I'm not having any problems at all. Bioshock plays VERY well on 64-bit. Others have reported good gameplay with Crysis and Call of Duty. If you have a problem with a legacy game, you can always use the Compatibility mode. I have even successfuly played Thief on Vista 64-bit (with a very slight file manipulation).
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this one being $11. Not even sure this stuff works or not.
I just used it without unlocking the "extra" content and it
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A:Gaming Boosters for vista

Hello DAZZ9,
Game boosters have been tried before but very few are successful, you would be better turning off running services yourself.

Bottom line is, if your machine is not good enough to play a game then something like a game booster is not going to be of much help.
Unfortunately there is no good substitute for good hardware.

Having said all that, if you still want one try this one,

GameBoost - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.
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A:Poor Gaming on Vista

I think you need to do some Game research and find out if the versions of these game are compatible with Vista. Most of the issues with games and Vista is with the games.

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A:Vista 64 Bit Gaming Compatibility

If you want the quick step by step instructions to run a program in compatibility mode you can just open up the help file in windows (hit START menu>help )

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A:Windows Vista 32-bit and Gaming

See if the following article helps explain why you are not seeing the full 4GB RAM in a 32-bit Vista system: The system memory that is reported in the System Information dialog box in Windows Vista is less than you expect if 4 GB of RAM is installed. Seeing 3.2-3.3 GB is common and not indicative of a problem with your system (nor is there much you can do to change this).

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A:Which version of Vista is good for gaming.

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A:Good card for vista gaming

One suggestion. Take out the 2 512MB RAM sticks, then put the 1GB sticks into either slots 1 and 3 or slots 2 and 4. You will have less RAM, but it will run at 2x the speed because of dual channel.

Try a 7900GS. It's worlds better than your 7300GT. If you can afford it, a 8800GTS either 640 or 320 MB would be much better still.
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A:Vista Newb..please help configuring new gaming PC


I'm no expert at all but I can tell you what I know!

- 64 vs 32? The main thing you will gain from the 64-bit Vista is the no RAM limit. You can take advantage of the full 4GB instead of 3.5GB(?) in the 32-bit Vista. I'm pretty sure that 64-bit is the future and more programs will be optimized for it in the future.

- A 500GB HDD is well enough for a normal gamer. I have one myself with games and over 30 movies and 10 seasons of TV-series and I still have plenty room left.

Everything looks good to me and I've heard nothing but good things about the 9800 GT from my friends.

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Blizzard PrePatch v2.70 compiled on Jul 7 2003
This program patches Warcraft 3

Log created at 11:57 pm on 05/18/2008

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A:online gaming help (vista problem)


Originally Posted by lablur1491

hey so im trying to play WC3 TFT and whenever i attempt to login to i get an error saying that there is a problem with my harddrive and/or there isnt enough space. however my harddrive has lots of space and my computer is new, i tried to download the patch from the site and when i try to install it i get this error

Blizzard PrePatch v2.70 compiled on Jul 7 2003
This program patches Warcraft 3

Log created at 11:57 pm on 05/18/2008

Registry error loading key 'Warcraft III\InstallPath'
The system cannot find the file specified.

RESULT: Prepatch failed

help anyone? thanks in advance.

Manually clear out all your temp folders.

What you are experiencing is common and happened to me if your TEMP folder is filled with stuff.

Use ccleaner if you lazy :-)
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A:Unknown 50% drop in gaming performance in Vista 64

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A:Vista laptop keyboard gaming problem


Originally Posted by roflusuk

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A:Installing Vista for DX 10 gaming - some basic questions...

Yes,they all have DX10.
No,there isn't any gaming improvements in the
better versions.
I think DX10 is updated to 10.1 now,though games
arent using that yet.
2GB is fine.
Might want to make sure you have a decent video card
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apoligies for the simple questions, im a simple person :)

A:Optimizing vista for gaming - windows indexing ?

This article explains how to disable indexing.
Speed Up or Disable Windows Search Indexing in Vista - How-To Geek

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